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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gold'n Plump Chicken Van

This was in the Walmart parking lot today when I left work. Very strange. I did not know something like this existed or that they would feel the need to advertise this way. 
Gold'n Plump Chicken Van
Gold'n Plump Chicken Van

Sidewalk Art at Walmart

I found this little guy drawn on the sidewalk out in front of Walmart. I walked past it and then had to come back for a picture. I'm pretty sure it's drawn around a gum spot.
Sidewalk Art

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ingress - My New Favorite Geo Game

The other day I found an article online about this game called Ingress. The basic premise is that there is this weird energy seeping into the world though "portals." Portals are located near statues, historical locations, and places of cultural interest like museums or churches. There are two teams who are fighting over each of these portals to capture them and harness the energy.

This game is interesting because you have to physically move to these locations to be able to do anything. You have to do additional walking around to gain energy to be able to complete actions at these locations.

I've been looking for a GPS based game ever since I got my iPhone. I live near the Duluth Lakewalk and there are plenty of "portals" located along it. So all I have to do is go down there and I can play until my phone goes dead. This is only about half of the area I walk to. I can walk further down the lakewalk and I'll hit Canal Park and there's just as many portals there. I accidentally walked down there the other day and I found I can get there in an hour if I'm walking at a regular pace.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Venus Fly Trap

Walmart got a box of Venus Fly Traps in their garden center the other day. I knew I had to buy one. This time I'm going to try really hard not to kill it. I accidentally over watered my last one.
Venus Fly Trap
My co-worker also wanted one and he was asking me all of these questions about it because I know more about plants than he does. So I looked it up online and it seems relatively easy to take care of. You just have to keep the dirt moist, but not wet, and only feed it living flies if it is unable to catch any itself. It also requires full sun and the dark pink is an indicator that it is getting enough sun. They like sandy soil that offers good drainage.

So we'll see how this goes.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I'm Obsessed with Notebooks

I really like notebooks a lot. Back to School season is hard at Walmart because there are just so many pretty notebooks that are also really cheap. Why yes I would like a box of one subject notebooks for ten cents apiece. It's bad.

I already have so many notebooks. My biggest vice is pocket notebooks and journals. People used to always buy me journals because I was a teenage girl with emotions who was also a  writer. Journals were the perfect gift. Now I collect those little Moleskine notebooks. I use the first few pages and then I buy another one. I can't rip pages out of notebooks. But I'm a perfectionist so each notebook has to have a purpose.
I like tiny notebooks a lot. I decided to put them in a stack the last time I cleaned. 

I also like binders and how they allow me to be organized. I have binders for all sorts of stuff. A lot of them are filled with my organized poetry. I have it organized by date. It's actually really cool. I started putting dates on my writing very early on. Within a couple months of beginning to write when I was in 5th grade. I'm very proud of myself for thinking to do that.

I have a binder for all of my important paperwork, and I have one for all of the user manuals and receipts for all of my major appliances and stuff.
I like binders and full size notebooks too.

Monday, July 27, 2015

1000 Paper Cranes

I'm making 1000 paper cranes for my wedding. I've always been obsessed with origami and I can fold cranes like nobody's business. So I thought it would be no big deal to make 1000 of them.

1000 is a lot of cranes. I thought this was going to be easy but it is taking forever. Ugh. I fold them while I'm watching TV so I can get 30-50 done in a sitting. (Of course I'm watching several hours of TV at a sitting so consider that how you will.)

I'm half done right now though and I figured I would write an article about it over on my Hubpages account if you feel like checking that out. How to Fold 1000 Paper Cranes.
500 paper cranes. Halfway to 1000 paper cranes.
So many paper cranes. This is only 500. I'm only halfway done.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Now I Have an Amazing Keyboard

I got my keyboard in the mail yesterday shortly after posting. I immediately had to go out and buy batteries for it because it takes AAA and I only stockpile AA. Good job. So now I have a keyboard and it is amazing and it will definitely help me write more and more often. It's not even noon yet and I've already done my 750 words and I'm writing a  blog post. Look at me go. After this I'm probably going to work on my Hubpages articles a little bit more. Because I am on a roll. Then I will probably be so hungry that I feel like I'm gonna die because Josh might forget to make lunch because he is sucked into his computer as well. Oh well. That's how we choose to live. Then I can go work out and then use his computer to finish up my articles before I go to work. Yay!
My super cute workstation. 


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Getting Back on the Horse... Or How I Started Blogging Again

I need to start writing again. I just bought a new car so now I have no money for anything fun. This means I cannot afford a new computer like I hoped. So I'm making do with my tablet. Unfortunately it sucks to type on. I bought a bluetooth keyboard but it  hasn't arrived yet. I did figure out how to do handwriting to text though. One of my roomates left a stylus pen laying around so that makes it easier. It recognises handwriting pretty well.

Anyway, I need to get back into writing so I can make some money online with my Hubpages account. So I figure if I make myself blog more it will help.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

I'm Gonna Have a Garden This Year

Got my seeds going. I started these about a week and a half ago. My peppers are lazy and haven't decided to show their pretty faces yet. I've got some lettuce, kale, beans, dill, basil, thyme, tomatoes, and some other things. I've got to thin them out but I can't bring myself to do that just yet. They're just so cute and little. 

I let them enjoy the sunshine while I was grilling. It was over 60 degrees outside. A nice change from the 30-40 degree weather we've been having lately. It was also sunny, it's been cloudy the last week as well. 


I Bought a New Grill

I bought a new grill a couple weeks ago but didn't get it set up until today. I can't believe I didn't do this sooner. I can't believe I didn't buy this last summer when we moved up here. I bought this cute little electric grill from walmart.com. The upfront cost is higher but I'll never have to buy charcoal or propane so it's worth it. 

I bought some real hamburger so I could have real burgers instead of just turkey burgers. There's nothing wrong with turkey burgers but we put ground turkey in everything so it's nice to have some beef for a change. There was a $0.25 rebate on bacon in my Snap by Groupon app (psst, that's a referral link, if you redeem an offer I get a dollar *gasp*) and that was a good enough reason to buy some bacon.

My roommates were at work so I had to eat all of this by myself. Life is so hard.

Food on the Grill
Burgers and bacon on the grill

I'm actually really proud of this burger photograph. It's like I actually know how to use a camera. Also grill bacon is best bacon. I thought oven bacon was the best but it seems to be better on the grill because all the grease can drip off and it's perfect and crispy. It also takes about the same amount of time as the burgers so everything is done at the same time.

Bacon burgers fresh off the grill
Bacon burgers with onions and lettuce.